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by KABarash
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 3291

Guff wrote:Mine has 860 miles on it. I have broken it in accordingly. $2500 seems like a fair price. 1k off MSRP. It's hard to price a "new to market" USED scooter.
You’re selling?
by KABarash
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White sidewall tires?
Replies: 18
Views: 931

I’ve been running these on my Buddy 150 for quite a few years now and been quite happy....

https://www.scooterworks.com/Prima-Tire ... -P365.aspx
by KABarash
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why? But to good to pass.
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: Why? But to good to pass.

A local motorcycle dealership used to sell Genuine back when the Stella was a 2 stroke. They eventually lost the franchise and that was that. So I'm looking for front brake pads for a Buddy 50 and just happened to stop by thinking they may have the EBC pads in stock. Surprise! I got a whole box of ...
by KABarash
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can you look at your clip for me? :)
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Mine is long gone, I don’t think it’s missing status has effected the the operation of the bakes at all.
If memory serves correctly it was not a tight capture.
Stop by your dealer and look at one on his floor or ask him to send you a picture.
by KABarash
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires: Looking for better traction on 170i
Replies: 13
Views: 810

drinkingthestars wrote:Thanks for the feedback. I'm leaning towards this solution. Did you find that they were better than the factory tires?
Mine came from the factory with Maxxis whitewalls, I was happy with those too, highly disappointed when I couldn’t get them.
by KABarash
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires: Looking for better traction on 170i
Replies: 13
Views: 810

I’ve been running the Prima whitewalls for the last 8 or 9 years on my Buddy 150, been generally happy with them.
https://www.scooterworks.com/Prima-Tire ... -P366.aspx
by KABarash
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modification Question: What should I do to my Eclipse?
Replies: 24
Views: 1236

My so-called "daytime running lights" are my turn signals, just as the factory intended.:) I guess they're disabled on my Eclipse because of the ones under the handlebars? It'd be nice to have them do... something! The under handlebar signals are added due to US DOT regulations as the one...
by KABarash
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 50 windscreen
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Cuppini Windscreen

rmhabeck wrote:Looks pretty straightforward and not to difficult to do....any pointers?
Use a little blue loctite to keep things from vibrating loose.
by KABarash
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tires and tubes and pressures, oh my!
Replies: 23
Views: 1290

I checked my whitewalls, they are MAXXIS 100/90-10 tubeless tires. Are these good? Thanks. I was pleased with my MAXXIS tires. However they were supplied as stock on the scoot and were not available for replacement. I went with the Prima white walls. That all said, your tires are likely what came o...
by KABarash
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: Merry Christmas!!!!

charlie55 wrote:Health and happiness to all of you and all the ones you hold dear.
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Happy, Merry everyone....
by KABarash
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VOODOO SCOOTER PARTS Holiday Giveaway **FREE ADAPTER**
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

I’m in please....
by KABarash
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

I’ve had my Buddy 150 for 11 years, weather permitting I’ve always used it to commute to work. For a while it was a 50 mile round trip, now it’s an 16 mile round trip.
by KABarash
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any newer options for Buddy rear basket/ top case storage?
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

I put this basket on that I’d gotten at Lowes several years ago, though my installation was with ny-lock nuts one can use thumb screws for easy removal.
by KABarash
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USB port not work Hooligan 170i 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: USB outlet

steveb wrote: Can I assume there is no fuse for the usb outlet?
Thanks
Stevbe B
I don’t know about your Hooli, but the Buddy has a 1a fuse in the circuit for the accessory plug.
by KABarash
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy mirror replacement recommendation
Replies: 35
Views: 6197

Hello. Okay if I revive this topic? Just got a used 170 and although the mirrors are cute, I don’t find them very functional. Any updated links for mirrors you like on eBay or Amazon? Thank you! OK, maybe I’m just ‘weird’, I’m happy with the stock mirrors on my Buddy but there are some gr...
by KABarash
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery location for tender install
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

My ‘08 Buddy 150 has a 12v accessory plug in the left side of the leg shield, I use that to plug my battery tender into.
by KABarash
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 headlight brightness
Replies: 28
Views: 1887

Haven't installed it yet. My plan is to take pictures of the install and post it here. Looking forward to seeing that. I’m mechanically challenged and could hope you find it plug and play. There was talk here years ago of a direct replacement halogen bulb that was brighter than stock and I planne...
by KABarash
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Is a Starlite a Stella?
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

LML who built the Stella for Genuine marketed the bike under the ‘Star’ name in Europe. It’s essentially an identical twin of ‘Stella’. Glove box storage only.
by KABarash
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 stolen in Ballard area of Seattle FOUND!
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Glad to hear it was recovered, but purple ?
by KABarash
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venture 50 CDI & Stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Stanza wrote:There should be a restrictor wire coming off the CVT cover. Unplug that, and it will be officially de-restricted..
I’ve an acquaintance who just yesterday took delivery of a new Venture, can you show a picture so I can explain that to her.....
by KABarash
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?
Replies: 14
Views: 1399

Re: Anyone use a dedicated wired GPS?

Just wondering as I keep getting lost for a few hours... Get lost for hours on a Buddy? I don't see the problem here. Agreed, I ride ‘aimlessly’ for hours some days just because I can. In fact, since I’ve nothing pressing to do today and the scoot has a full tank of fuel, I’m heading out to...
by KABarash
Mon May 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hesitates at max speeds
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Are you ‘hitting’ the rev-limiter? I’m not too sure how to explain what that ‘feels’ like as I am a self proclaimed mechanical moron and in ten years and nearly 30,000 miles on my Buddy 150 and regularly taking it to speed like that I don’t *think* I ever have.... Others here could expla...
by KABarash
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Low Profile Seat color question
Replies: 5
Views: 963

PGO is the company that produces the Buddy for Genuine in Tiwain. That said, the grey color with the Genuine logo may all that’s out there.
I purchased a low profile seat for a friend’s Blur 220i several years ago and the PGO logo on it was no biggie.
by KABarash
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy tire pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Somewhere I think I’d remembered reading or being told, 30/30 front/rear, maybe by my dealer, maybe here, maybe my owners’ manual.
I however feel comfortable 28/30 front/rear on my 150.
by KABarash
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red digit in Buddy odometer
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Yep, confusing. That red digit comes up every thousand miles. If memory serves me right, I was told it’s there as a reminder for thousand mile increments of/for service. When the scooter was first designed it’s spedo/odo was in kilometres that would tell you you had to do your first service ~600...
by KABarash
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Be careful out there.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Annnnnd I can’t believe how cranky people have gotten, does everyone suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder?????
by KABarash
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 50
Views: 6226

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

:goofy: I can’t wait to read others’ impressions after seeing and riding since we’ve waited sooooo long!
by KABarash
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Replies: 42
Views: 5647

:clap: :clap: :clap:
Three years in coming, I’m ‘excited’ to see one in person and ride it.

Many of us however had given up on it.
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic29342.html
by KABarash
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Kick Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

In your garage? Have you given any thought to just using a large bed sheet? Flannel would be nice during the cold months.
I toss an old bedspread over my Buddy 150.
by KABarash
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur 220i Key Blank code not the blank
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

The Blur is manufactured by PGO under the model name X-Max, try that...
by KABarash
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Mechanical Puzzle for the Buddy Diagnostic Masters
Replies: 11
Views: 965

You jostled a loose battery terminal connection back into proper contact.....
by KABarash
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riding in the Rain
Replies: 22
Views: 1844

One person wrote to use the high beam during the day and the low beam at night. I did not know this. I do that for two reasons. Firstly, I'd presume it can help make you more visible in daylight. Second, if one bulb filament burns out before the other, I'd prefer it to be the high beam because then...
by KABarash
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stylish Armored Jackets
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Syd wrote:I like it too, for a winter jacket.
Not necessarily a winter jacket for me in South Central Pennsylvania, but it's plenty warm and wind resistant, roomy enough for me to wear a fleece layer or wool sweater under it. Great ventilation for warmer, under 85•F, weather too.
by KABarash
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stylish Armored Jackets
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Syd wrote: Really, the Black Brand Street Team jacket looks nice. If they only had it in Hi-Viz!
I wear a Hi-Viz vest over it, take it off when I get off the scoot, that way I look like I'm wearing a 'normal' jacket.
by KABarash
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stylish Armored Jackets
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

I also picked up a Black Brand Street Team Jacket a couple years ago, may me not the style you're looking for, but it works for me.
https://www.blackbrandmc.com/mens/jacke ... eam-brown/
by KABarash
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Upgraded to a Buddy 170i today after 5 years riding a 50
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

I too 'shared' a 50cc Honda Met with my older son for about two years before I 'upgraded' to a Buddy 150. And about a year after that he got himself a 600cc Yamaha.
by KABarash
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any extra tall windshield (and that also protects hands)?
Replies: 4
Views: 868

DeeDee wrote:Use the search function to find past threads on this. I recall someone looking for the same thing a while back. They ended up with a tall windshield and those hand guards that can be removed for summer.
'Power Mad' hand guards....?
by KABarash
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stylish Armored Jackets
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: Stylish Armored Jackets

Would love something classic and mod like a blazer or harrington jacket. Also an armored anorak/hiking smock or a fishtail parka (although those wouldn't help me much in the summer). Check out GoGo Gear, I've been wearing one of their armored hoodies about 6 years and love it. I can also wear it un...
by KABarash
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda Super Cub and Monkeybike Coming to USA!
Replies: 18
Views: 1903

Liking everything about it but the red seat. I liked it's 'clone', the SYM Symba but wasn't in a position to buy one when they were around. Guess I'm gonna have to start putting $$ away....
by KABarash
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shrinky Dink #5
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

PhillyKick wrote:So if I wind up in the nude on tv riding in snow, I get like.... 1600 points?
Brb, calling some friends who work in media :P
One of the, I think now defunct, New York City scooter clubs used to do an annual nude New Year's Day ride across the Brooklyn Bridge.
by KABarash
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Michelin City Grips for Buddy
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: Michelin City Grips for Buddy

Hello, I've been perusing the web looking for the above tire to fit a 170i. I don't see an offering for the standard 3.50-10 tire for the 170i. Has anyone found the right size in this tire or other Michelin tire that they would suggest? Thanks! 8) The 100/90-10’s are slightly bigger than the stoc...
by KABarash
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biggest Tire...
Replies: 75
Views: 13945

The 100/90-10’s are slightly bigger than the stock 3.50-10’s. I'm going to return to the OEM size (3.50-10) I'm just slightly confused. Yes, English to metric conversions that is true, 100/90-10 is just the tiniest bit bigger, I was once informed there's really no difference. Saying that, my Bu...
by KABarash
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bags
Replies: 6
Views: 1653

Here's two to look at. ScooterR logic ones I've seen before, my dealer even has them in his shop, just be sure you secure the straps well, a friend lost her set on the second use. The others just plain look cool... https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00386NPCS/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508114777&a...
by KABarash
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i Battery help
Replies: 19
Views: 2799

Ok it's working now. I knew it has some battery power because the lights went on when I turned it on. But it wouldn't start. So I put the battery tender jr. back on and it was full green in a few minutes. Then I realized the kill switch was on :). Going to ride now. :) Of course, you've gotten grea...
by KABarash
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used 170i or New 125 with 3 yr warranty (Chicago)
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

I bought my '08 Buddy 150 with 65 miles on it in the spring of '09. Being that I am the second owner it had no warentee though it was essentially a new vehicle. That said, I'd never had a situation where a warentee was necessary, almost 30,000 miles and the only mechanical issues I've had were due t...
by KABarash
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting brackets for wooden crate?
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Simple solution for me when I mounted a basket on mine several years ago. Metal 'mending' plates from the hardware section... http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewto ... ght=basket
by KABarash
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need glue?
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

There's some little 'do-hickeys' on the underside of the mat that pop into holes that hold your floor mat in place.
You don't want to perminately affix it down as your battery is under there...
by KABarash
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur Rear Rack?
Replies: 9
Views: 3115

vert wrote:I have one that I can sell for $80 shipped anywhere in the US. Great condition.
I've a friend that may be looking for one for her 220, I'll get in touch with her and get back to you...
by KABarash
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel gage stuck on empty, tank is full
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Hmmm....
It could be something as simple as the 'float' is stuck at the bottom of the tank somehow. Try reaching in the tank with something like a wire coat hanger and gently try to free it up.
by KABarash
Tue May 23, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual horns?
Replies: 11
Views: 2189

I also have a Buddy 170.. I was unable to fit a Nautilus in the knee guard as there's really not much room up there. I think if you remove the stock horn OR mount the horn lowish (near the dead lights) you might be able to fit a better horn. The Buddy horn is also quite pathetic My Buddy 150 came f...